Camp Near savage
stashen va june 25 1862

Dear Wife
I take this opertunety
of writing a few lines
to you hoping thay
will finde you all well
as thay leave us all at present
I receved you kinde and
welcome litter dated the
17 and was glad to hear
that you had got that
with ten dollers i hope
you hav got the other
ten before this time you
should hav goten both
letters by the time you
got the first one thay
must hav bin delaye
severel days on the [way?]
[page 2]
you seame to bee
verey much hirt in
regardes to those stampes
i menchened i did not
say eney thing of aney
harme i onley tolde you
that i could not write
to you and all the rest
with out you send me
more stampes onley in a
diferent way so say no
more about it we will
take a drink and drop
it and be beter frendes
[??] never so hear [luck?]
with a drink of cold
water fore i got no b[itter?]
but hope to hav soone
in richmond i hope we
shall hav a good time
in richmond a forth of
July i hope you shall
hav the same onley a
much better one
[page 3]
I am afrade that
our boys will hav
some troble before thay
get thare thoe i think
that we shall be thare
before long our boys
hav advanced today thay
had quite a time some
pretty harde fighting it
may bring on a [general?]
ingagemint fore it is not
yet quiet our boys drove
thim cleane out of one
of theare encampments
you will hav sene in
papers before you get
this letter more perticulers
than i can tele you
the rebles out hear are
verey strong our boys
think that thay out number
us thoe i think one of our
men is worth two of thares
aney time
[page 4]
if you send them shirtes
i wish you would make
as little a bundle as posable
fore thare is mose troble
to get a big one send
some one ore two boxes
of [percifet?] this warmer
weather [???] to [????]
[??] [????] it is so all over
the reigment we hav catched
som of theme in our close
that [???????] was verey [excepted?]
i expected that the olde man
had sent it giv my
best respects to all tell
them we are all well
[perticlke?] to our folkes
i eate a hartey dinner to
day one of my one making
it was a hash
No more at present
from your affectnate
Husband Husband
William Band To his
Wife Wife M A Band

June 25, 1862


Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Heather Messick
Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2014

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